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Samford University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
2,918
Total Undergrads
Including 181 Part-time
715
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 3 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

59% Women
41% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Southern Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $143,059)
7
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $68,104)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 76 74 - -
Baseball 37 - - -
Basketball 14 14 - Yes
Football 114 - - -
Golf 8 7 - -
Soccer - 26 Yes Yes
Softball - 17 - Yes
Tennis 16 8 - Yes
Volleyball - 16 - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.8%
Hispanic 1.2%
Non-resident alien 1.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 4.7%
Two or more races 0.2%
White/non-Hispanic 83.3%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 12
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Elizabeth from Mountain Brook, AL
  • 1
  • The dorms at Samford are far, less acceptable as compared to other schools in the area. Even the upperclassman dorms are of worst quality than freshman dorms at other colleges.…

  • Nov-11-2012 Read More
  • Jo
  • 2
  • some dorms are nice, but others are ancient!!!!!!!!!!!!! as long as you have great friends it should still be great because of dorm activities and dorm participation in intramural sports!…

  • Mar-01-2012 Read More
  • Anonymous
  • 4
  • The dorms I visited were very clean and were in a good location on campus. Freshmen are required to live on campus. There are separate men's and women's dorms which…

  • Dec-30-2013 Read More
  • Rebecca from AL
  • 3
  • There is not a lot of variety of dorms available. They have just built some new apt-style housing, which is a big improvement.…

  • Mar-01-2014 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Matthew from Wetumpka, AL
  • Nov-07-2017 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I only experienced the cafeteria food and what I have to say about it is that the lines moved pretty slow but the food was good once we got it . The mess hall was extremely large and there where plenty of places to sit and eat. There are other places to eat other than the cafeteria like the on campus Chik-fil-a but I sadly did not get to eat there.

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  • 4
  • Anna from Huntsville, AL
  • May-20-2017 I am a current student here

    The Caf has the same food a lot of the time and a lot of it is sub par. You should also check to make sure your dishes and cups are clean before you use them. But there is a health food place called Freshens in the college of health sciences building that has really good food until they run out of ingredients. They also take meal plans instead of bulldog bucks which is a huge plus. The food in the food court is also pretty good and the ladies at Chik Fil A are generous with the fries! Einstein's bagels in the library is pretty good too and is a yummy option when you have too much studying to do to leave the library.

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  • 4
  • Abby from AL
  • Feb-19-2017 I am a current student here

    The caf has a good variety of food every day. Although it's not home cooked meals, there is no reason to complain about the food. Compared to other cafeterias, this one is awesome!

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-19-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Good food and a variety of choices.

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  • 3
  • Rebecca from AL
  • Mar-01-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There is not a lot of variety available, just the Caf and the Food Court. The Caf is mediocre institutional dining at best.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-30-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There is a Chick-fil-A on campus along with a coffee cafe which has been voted by students to surpass Starbucks. I went into the cafeteria and the menu all looked very delicious. There was a salad bar, sandwich bar, and a section devoted to home-style cooking. My guide also told me that if there is a type of food that you really would like to eat, you can make a suggestion and the staff would cook it. She also told me that the pizza was top notch.

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  • 4
  • Kathleen from Birmingham, AL
  • Dec-28-2013 I am a current student here

    Chef Vizzina is fantastic! Caf meals are typically well done and the food court allows many options. O'Henry's Coffee is also great.

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  • 1
  • Elizabeth from Homewood, AL
  • Sep-09-2013 I am a current student here

    Poor. There is only one cafeteria and it has the same food every day. The UC has a a subpar sandwich place, and downright gross Mexican and Italian food. The only good part is the Chik Fil A. The meal plans are a ripoff and the people who work in the caf are rude.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anna from Huntsville, AL
  • May-20-2017 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life on campus does not have as strong a presence as at other schools. I did not rush and I have had no problem making friends both in sororities or independent.

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  • 0
  • Abby from AL
  • Feb-19-2017 I am a current student here

    Greek life at Samford is awesome! There is no pressure to join a Sorority or Fraternity, but if you do it will be a blast! There is a good balance of greeks and independents here.

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  • 0
  • Amy from Huntsville, AL
  • Mar-08-2016 I am a current student here

    Greek life on campus is the overwhelming majority of people, but there is a good group of independents on campus. Greek life is not all it is cracked up to be, but here at Samford, most sororities are not stereotypical.

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  • 0
  • Emily from Lookout Mountain, TN
  • Apr-07-2013 I am a current student here

    They say that 30% of the student population is Greek. Sometimes it feels more, sometimes less, it just depends on if it is Rush week or not.

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  • 0
  • Kyra from Anniston, AL
  • Feb-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Great, but not as active with independents as wanted, although the fraternities and sororities are like family.

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  • 0
  • Joe
  • Aug-23-2012 I am a current student here

    Still developing, very small in number.

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  • 0
  • Caleb from Douglasville, GA
  • Aug-06-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Greek life won't make or break your college experience at Samford. Many people have half greek and half independent friends.

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  • 0
  • Becca from Huntsville, AL
  • Jul-19-2012 I am a current student here

    We have five social sororities and are in the process of adding another, and four social fraternities (there are also service, academic, and professional sororities and fraternities on campus). The great think about Samford Greek life is that it's cool to be Greek OR independent--there's not some imaginary barrier that means that you can't be friends with indies if you're Greek, or vice versa. My circle of friends is made up of indies, people from my own organization, and people from other Greek organizations. About a third of undergraduates are Greek.

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